Bora Bora resort transfers are essential to get to your hotel, because in Bora Bora, the airport is located on its own small island in the lagoon.
You can't hail a taxi or call an Uber here! Because of the unique geographic layout of the island, you will need to pre-plan and probably even book your Bora Bora resort transfers before you leave home.
If you are flying into Bora Bora, then yes, you will need to take a transfer across the lagoon by boat. Depending on where you are staying, you may also need to take a taxi or a second boat. The first step to knowing what kind of Bora Bora resort transfers you will need is to find out where your resort is located in Bora Bora.
There are three ways to get to your resort from Bora Bora airport:
If you are wanting the smoothest arrival to your resort, book a private transfer or your resorts' shuttle. The resort shuttle will greet you with tropical leis and take you on a glamorous boat to your resort. Many of the resorts are on outer lying motus, so this is the quickest and easiest way to get from Bora Bora airport to your resort.
If you are staying at The Four Seasons, The St Regis, Le Meriden, Intercontinental Thalasso, Pearl Beach Resort, Conrad Nui (see below for more options with the Conrad and Pearl Beach) or accommodation that is on a small island circling the Bora Bora lagoon, then you will need to take a resort shuttle or private boat transfer.
If you are staying on the main island of Bora Bora at the Intercontinental Le Moana,
The Maitai, The Sofitel Marara Beach
or at a Bora Bora pension, you can save money
by taking the free Air Tahiti shuttle. You will then need to take a taxi or bus to your resort. Or book a private transfer at a reasonable cost.
Guests of the Conrad Nui resort can easily make use of the free shuttle to Vaitape, and then hop on the Conrad's boat shuttle from the dock to the resort for a very small fee (around $6).
Guests of the Pearl Beach Resort can save money by taking the free shuttle, but will need to take a taxi from Vaitape up to the Pearl Beach Dock and then pay a small fee for for the Pearl Beach's regular shuttle.
Arriving at your resort by boat transfer is a beautiful beginning to your stay at your resort in paradise and a magnificent way to start your vacation. I do recommend booking your resort's shuttle or a private transfer unless you are doing Bora Bora on a budget.
For more information on Bora Bora Airport visit our Bora Bora Airport page.